It was all for the best. My daughter got to open her present from us and pick out whatever dinner she wanted. That was enough of a celebration for her for now. The party is tentatively scheduled for next Saturday. So, Lord willing, if we're all feeling well enough, we'll have our Toy Story party then. :)
Moving on, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I won one of the contests connected with the Literary Heroine Blog Party hosted by A Maiden's Musings. Last week, my package with my fun literary buttons came in the mail. Thanks so much, Kellie! :)
A fancy "do" :)
Beautiful Hailey! :)
I am so pleased with this dress! I've noticed that a lot of the Regency dresses made for 18" dolls have very close-fitting skirts, which, in my opinion, make their heads look way too big for their bodies. I think this type of Regency gown, with a fuller skirt, looks better on them. [Note: I'm feeling a slight sense of "Deja vu" here. Sorry if I mentioned this point in my earlier post about Emma's Regency dress. It's going to take me a while to get back into the swing of things. :}]
The quality is excellent on this dress. The material is sturdy and well-sewn. The hems on the sleeves are very fitted, which concerned me when I first tried the dress on Hailey. Marcotsgirls obviously did her research, though. Just when I couldn't get the sleeves any higher on Hailey's arms, I realized that they were in just the right spot for the Velcro to close in the back. The result is a nice, tight look around the hem of the sleeves. The little details like ribbon trim add an extra beauty to the dress. And for those of you wondering, yes, the pretty golden bead necklace was included. :)
I would highly recommend this eBay seller. I don't believe she has anything listed at this time, but keep checking back. She always has some great items to offer when she lists.
Well, that's all for now. Sometime this week I'll have a new post. I have a package coming in the mail and it's...a NEW DOLL!! (Well, new to me, at least.) This will be the last one for a long time, so this is a big deal. :) Who do you think the newest member of our doll family will be? ;)